The Fifteenth Minute by Sarina Bowen



Freshman Lianne Challice is known to millions of fans as Princess Vindi. But sometimes a silver screen sorceress just wants to hang up her wand, tell her manager to shove it, and become a normal college student. Too bad that’s harder than it looks.

She’s never lived a normal life. She hasn’t been to school since kindergarten. And getting close to anyone is just too risky — the last boy she kissed sold the story to a British tabloid.

But she can’t resist trying to get close to Daniel “DJ” Trevi, the hot, broody guy who spins tunes for hockey games in the arena. There’s something haunting his dark eyes and she needs to know more.

DJ’s genius is for expressing the mood of the crowd with a ten second song snippet. With just a click and a fade, he can spread hope, pathos or elation among six thousand screaming fans.

Too bad his college career is about to experience the same quick fade-out as one of his songs. He can’t get close to Lianne, and he can’t tell her why. And the fact that she seems to like him at all? Incredible.

*****Dee’s Review*****

****4.5 ~The Princess and The DJ ~ Stars*****

(Arc kindly provided by author)

I was totally captivated by this book. College setting, sweet romance and a ton of fantastic music, combined with Sarina Bowen’s magic writing style; made this the perfect story. I LOVED it!!!!!


Lianne Challice has been an actress from a young age. She’s the main character in a very successful movie franchise, where she plays a princess sorceress. She’s always wanted to experience life like any normal girl her age so she decides to enroll in college and pursue an arts and drama degree.

As a freshman, the life as a college student will not be as easy as she thought. Most people in school usually just make fun of her and others just give her the stink eye and think she’s expecting preferential treatment. Lianne just wants to blend in and be just another student.

Lianne’s roommate is a hockey super fan and took her to a game once where she met Daniel, who’s the official DJ for the University’s hockey team. Lianne and DJ have a ton of things in common and they are both very attracted to each other. One night they share a very romantic and intense kiss but after that DJ starts acting hot and cold around her, only making Lianne feel confused and even hurting her feelings.

DJ is going through some issues and even though he really likes Lianne and wants to be more than her friend, the timing is not right, so he finds himself battling between what he wants to do and what he should do.

Music and a beautiful friendship will make it impossible for these two to be apart. Lianne wants nothing more than to help DJ and show him that it’s okay to trust again, but like some people say, timing is everything. Will DJ and Lianne get over their fears and allow the rhythm of love to take over?


Even though The Fifteenth Minute is book five in The Ivy Years series, I think it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone. Sarina Bowen definitely has a knack when it comes to writing amazing college romances. This one had a little bit of everything us romance readers love. Two thumbs up, I definitely recommend it!!!

seems to like him at all? Incredible.

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